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Dear Victor, There is a sense of urgency within the armed forces—especially within the Army and the Marine Corps—but it’s hard to see it in the...

January 27, 1945—the date of the liberation of Auschwitz—is commemorated in Germany as Holocaust Day, and this year it was marked by vandalism. The Holocaust...

Dear Max, So I think we agree on what the problems are and the preferred solutions, but we are not sure whether the U.S. can implement...

Dear Victor, Though a virtue in interpersonal relations, agreeableness is not necessarily a good thing in an online exchange, where a clash of views is often...

Daniel Freedman of It Shines for All has posted a must-watch video of Middle East Forum director Daniel Pipes and Douglas Murray, author of Neoconservativism:...

contentions is delighted to welcome Max Boot and Victor Davis Hanson—two of the country's most distinguished military historians (and contributors to COMMENTARY)—for a week-long discussion...

Dear Victor, Remember that inspired 1994 flick Dumb and Dumber? If I were to make a movie about the Middle East today it would have to...

Dear Max, The surge, in my opinion, could very well work—if it is the catalyst for a change in tactics. In COMMENTARY and elsewhere, many observers...

Maybe. But it certainly doesn't need the one it has now. Whether because his term of office runs out next July or because, before that,...

Much has been said (including by contentions blogger Emanuele Ottolenghi) about the execution of Saddam Hussein, including vocal criticism of the widely disseminated photographs and...

On the heels of my last post about Israeli-Syrian negotiations comes Michael Oren's op-ed in the January 24 New York Times, "What if Israel and...

The Scooter Libby case is very complicated. Nicholas Lemann, the dean of the Columbia University School of Journalism, has now offered a brief account of...